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In 2011 smartphones outsold PCs

0. phoneArena posted on 06 Feb 2012, 06:33

In 2011, the smartphone finally became the new computers as shipments of smartphones outgrew personal computer shipments…

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posted on 06 Feb 2012, 06:54 1

1. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

I'm not surprised. Even a cellphone with a single core 1ghz processor is fairly productive these days. Look at the first Xperia Arc.

posted on 06 Feb 2012, 07:04

2. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

I remember reading an interview at industrygamers.com long ago,
The guy said that PC or Notebook will always be present, only for heavy important tasks. It just that they will be less important like they was before this is so because with tablets or smartphones you can already perform the most basic tasks of your notebook.
For example, Many of my friends prefer browsing on the go with their smartphones.

posted on 06 Feb 2012, 07:44 1

3. thebikerboi2 (Posts: 144; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)

Well that Does tend to happen when smartphones are the new main device in most of our lives

posted on 06 Feb 2012, 08:24 1

4. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

I think pc will end up as a niche product.
just think of all the merging tendencies - products like Sony dot switch, android tv-s, air play- and count in the explosive development of hardware.
heck, a transformer prime 700 can already replace pc for most users.

but now imagine a tegra 4 smartphone, on a 5G network with unlimited data plan, running android jelly bean, hooked up wirelessly with your full hd tv, and a keyboard.
on android market there are million apps and thousands of high end games, ready for easiest download possible.
I for one, won't need pc when the above turns reality

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 07:18

5. dandare808 (Posts: 5; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)

Or is it just that most people replace their phone every 1-2 years but a pc only every 5-6 or longer!

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